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Old 09-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Question Volkswagen R Engine Replacement

3 weeks after delivery of my new VW R, a water pump problem caused a critical belt to be shredded, and my engine, transmission, and clutch had to be replaced under warranty. Are there similar instances of such problems with this new model?
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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Yikes, i'd love to see what VW paid out for that repair! MSRP on a Golf R long block is just under $6,300.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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I cut the tether off. When I get to the pump, I remove the cap and chuck it into the nearest bush, patch of trees, or some sort of wet lands. I pump gas. Then I spend anywhere from 5 to 165 minutes retrieving the cap. I screw it back on and drive away. I'm not letting it dangle against the paint and I don't know any better way.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:44 PM   #4
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:45 PM   #5
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" i went and bought a lemon"? lol
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:50 PM   #7
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3 weeks after delivery of my new VW R, a water pump problem caused a critical belt to be shredded, and my engine, transmission, and clutch had to be replaced under warranty. Are there similar instances of such problems with this new model?
So I am guessing your timing belt popped after the water pump bit the dust. Why the transmission though?
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #8
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How the hell is this happening? What mods are you people running that is destroying these engines? How hard was it driven?
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #9
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Sudden stopped the engine maybe?

How on earth did you take out the entire driveline?
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:52 PM   #10
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:00 PM   #11
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:22 PM   #12
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Why do people get in such a darn tizzy. It happens. I Had a 77k Range Rover with a similar situation. Engine replaced. So what.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:25 PM   #13
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Why do people get in such a darn tizzy. It happens. I Had a 77k Range Rover with a similar situation. Engine replaced. So what.
Not sure if serious
Its kind of a big deal if your entire drivetrain gets replaced 3 weeks into you owning the car...
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #14
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Not sure if serious
Its kind of a big deal if your entire drivetrain gets replaced 3 weeks into you owning the car...
Very serious. It happens. It happened to me. So what. It gets fixed. Thats what a warranty is for.

If you dont want the car raise a stink, check out the lemon laws. Otherwise, he is getting the exact same car back. And yes it sucks.

Make sure they give a driver for the time its in the shop.
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